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January 18, 1902

Modern Obstetrics, General and Operative.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(3):189. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480030047020

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This work deserves commendation, and that it has received what it deserves at the hands of the profession is attested by the fact that a second edition is called for within such a short time. Especially deserving of praise is the chapter on Puerperal Sepsis. The various forms of puerperal sepsis are classed under General and Local, and under these heads the different forms are discussed in a systematic, practical and altogether satisfactory manner. This chapter will unquestionably help to bring about more accurate and scientific diagnoses in these cases. The happy-go-lucky manner in which the terms "puerperal sepsis" and "puerperal infection" have been and still are used by many writers to indicate pathologic conditions which differ widely, is reprehensible, and all efforts toward a systematic and scientific classification of the various forms of puerperal infection are to be commended. Such an effort has been made by the author, and

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